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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber...

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Concorde museum looking to land hat-trick of awards at region’s top tourism accolades

November 14, 2018
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Concorde museum looking to land hat-trick of awards at region’s top tourism accolades

Pioneering aviation museum Aerospace Bristol is in the running for a hat-trick of awards to add to its trophy collection tomorrow at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The year-old museum, which houses Concorde as well as tracing Bristol’s lead role in the history of powered flight,...

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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 9, 2018
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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

Bristol’s highly talented workforce and its unparalleled collaborative approach mean it is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study published this week. The Bristol city-region, which includes Bath, is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on...

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Bristol media industry welcomes Channel 4 bosses to city as search starts for new creative hub site

November 9, 2018
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Bristol media industry welcomes Channel 4 bosses to city as search starts for new creative hub site

Channel 4 bosses visited Bristol today to meet the team behind the bid which convinced them to open a creative hub in the city. The broadcaster also began its search for a location for the hub, which is expected to house around 50 staff, including some key creative decision...

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Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

November 9, 2018
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Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

A film production company, an internal comms agency and a social media marketing firm are the Bristol winners of the annual search to find the region’s happiest workplace. Icon Films, Home and Noisy Little Monkey landed the Bristol Large, Medium and Small Business titles respectively in the Happiest Workplace...

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Raft of Bristol appointments bolster Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate offering

November 9, 2018
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Raft of Bristol appointments bolster Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate offering

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has strengthened its real estate sector team in Bristol with seven new appointments. Managing associate Lorrae Hendry and three new associates – Mary Waters, Joanna Gannon and Martin Bailey – have joined WBD’s Temple Quay office while Kate Higgins, Tomas Griffiths and...

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£6m funding will spark up new industrial scheme on site of former cigarette packet factory

November 9, 2018
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£6m funding will spark up new industrial scheme on site of former cigarette packet factory

A former cigarette packet factory on Bristol’s outskirts is to be redeveloped to create much-needed industrial space. The Amcor Packaging factory in Warmley closed two years ago with the loss of all 75 jobs. It was the last of the Bristol area’s once world-leading cigarette packaging industry, which had...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 2, 2018
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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bristol’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the city’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the...

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Super-budget group sees room for further growth in Bristol’s busy city centre hotel market

November 2, 2018
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Super-budget group sees room for further growth in Bristol’s busy city centre hotel market

The ‘super-budget’ chain easyHotel has become the latest operator to announce plans to open on a site on the edge of Bristol city centre. The firm has acquired land in Old Market to build a £12m, 145-bedroom outlet, which it plans to open in 2020 subject to planning consent. ...

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Ashfords continues to strengthen Bristol office with trio of new joiners from rival firms

November 2, 2018
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Ashfords continues to strengthen Bristol office with trio of new joiners from rival firms

Three more lateral hires from rival Bristol firms have joined regional law firm Ashfords’ office in the city as it continues its strong growth. Derek Moore joins the social housing team as a legal director from TLT, while Michael Duncan arrives from Womble Bond Dickinson to become a member...

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Legal director appointment latest lateral hire for Foot Anstey as it continues to grow Bristol office

November 1, 2018
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Legal director appointment latest lateral hire for Foot Anstey as it continues to grow Bristol office

The Bristol office of South West law firm Foot Anstey has appointed Mark Li as a legal director in its commercial property team – its second lateral hire from rival Womble Bond Dickinson in a month. Mark, pictured, spent more than 15 years at Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office,...

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Budget 2018: Bristol property sector reaction

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: Bristol property sector reaction

The Chancellor’s attempts to help the high street and the solve the housing crisis were welcomed by Bristol property market leaders – but they agreed that he needed to do more. Tim Davis, head of global property services firm Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office, pictured, was pleased with the...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era...

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